Resting at 145.
Are you eating well? Are you taking care of yourselves? Are you happy?
If you said yes to 2 out of the 3, then mazal tov!
Recently, I decided that on the 30th of every month, I would have FAT DAYS, meaning I could eat what I want for the entire day. Pretty cool, huh!
Just last week, my sweet husband and I were invited to an end of summer international apéro dînatoire. My mouth watered with just the anticiption of drinking champagne and fine wine and eating chocolate eclairs and cake! MIAM, YUM, NOM!
I had a great time that evening, I spent quality time with great and loyal friends who make me smile, laugh and make me feel all gooey and yummy inside!
At the beginning of the evening, I ate well, French food at its essence is very low carb, you have to pass on those heavenly baguettes obviously, (next fat day, maybe, with lots of butter and ham!) still their meals consist of lots of veggies, tapenades, olives, nuts, charcuterie, and cheese. Then (cue monster music) came dessert! Chocolate cake and eclairs (yes, please!)
The foods (not the champagne and wine, my body knows the good stuff) I had been salivating over, turns out, made me sick! Damn you, chocolate cake!!!! My FAT DAYS turned into a FAT DAZE! :(
My belly was bloated and I returned home so uncomfortable and zombie like, that even the next day, I was still uncomfortable and miserable. Therefore, I have decided to hold off on FAT DAYS until further notice.
Ok, I digress... Let's get down to the nitty gritty shall we?!
I decided to eat low carb at the beginning of August.
It is unrealistic to believe that I will shed 25 pounds in one month, I know this, but hey, can a girl dream?!!
I love food and I love eating well, so following this program is not only easy, I love the way it makes me feel!
In other words, I eat like a FATTY, but I don't FEEL LIKE A FATTY!!
My friends and my sweet husband have recently complimented my ever-tranforming body, even though the scale reflects a different story. Damn you scale! It is all good though. The truth is, my clothes are looser and I find I am able to be more physically active, like walking up 4 flights of steps without breaking a sweat or huffing and puffing! YAY!
Therefore, I have decided to be stricter this coming month, plus add more exercise.
The thing is, my body demands it!
My body wakes me up early in the morning (I am NOT a morning person), my body tells me when she is hungry, my body signals me shake ass and get some exercise... it's a new and welcome sensation!
I am listening to my body when she speaks to me -- I know it sounds bizarre, but there it is!
Dinner at FuXia in Quinconces in Bordeaux!
As you can see, I am NOT starving.
I ordered veal topped with aged ham and mozzarella in a tomato cream sauce.
I explained to the hostess privately (how very French of me) that I was paying attention to my eating habits.
She gave me a curt nod of understanding (how very French of her!) and said that it wouldn't be a problem!
Obviously, I am not a professional photographer.
Today, I had to set my camera's timer and run into place, lucky for me, I didn't bust my head open!
In my mind, I still look and feel like as if I am 215 pounds, which I know I am not, just can't shake it off as of yet.
Anyone have any ideas of how to think thin? Ha! If only it was that easy!
Until next time... take care of yourselves, eat well and be happy!
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I am a 40-something year old American woman. Born in Texas, raised in Las Vegas!
Frenchified for Life
is a fabulous little lifestyle blog about truly embracing French life!
My intent is to simply inspire you to create something unique and beautiful in your everyday life. The French have this wonderful and annoying habit of seeing the world through rose colored glasses, might as well learn something from them!
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